Category Archive: 1320 Event Coverage, 1320 Gallery, BangShift 1320, BangShift Galleries, Drag Races

The 2014 Spring Throwdown In T-Town – Drag Action At The Biggest Event In The History Of Tulsa Raceway Park

(Words and photos by Brad Klaassen with additional photos from Tish Dingman and Bland Bridenstine) – When spring time in Oklahoma rolls around it means it’s time for another Throwdown in...

Wheels Up, Gear Banging Drag Action From Central Illinois Dragway – Awesome Cars At An Awesome Track

(Photos by Greg Rourke) – A friend of mine at home recently asked me what the attraction to visiting new drag strips was because at the end of the day, they were all just a pair of lanes headed...

Tough Break: Postman Pat Van Gets Crashed Over In England – Driver OK, Van Needs Work – Video And Photos Here

Our English pal Tom Armitage had a rough day at the strip recently when the Postman Pat van he was driving went through the traps at York Raceway and then became upset, flopped onto its side, and...

Watch The Awesome King Kuda II Of Bucky Hess Hit The Wall At Maple Grove And Come Inches Away From T-Bone Annihilation

One of the nicest looking and overall coolest drag cars on planet Earth is the Super Stock A/Hemi “King Kuda II” of Bucky Hess. Hess is a paint and body man and all of his cars have...

Listen To The Mighty Chrysler Hellcat Hemi Roar – Plus The Untold Angle No One Is Talk About Regarding This Engine

The news of the 600+ horsepower, supercharged hemi engine known as the Hellcat at Chrysler has rip sawed across the internet like a Japanese bullet train and rightfully so. This engine plants the...

Vision Quest: This Period Perfect 1971 Demon Was Built By A Kid Born 20 Years Late

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – We all do the hot rodding thing for different reasons. We have different tastes, different motivations, and different opinions on how to best capture the right look...

Awesome Under Hood Video Of A COPO Camaro Making A Drag Strip – Watch What Happens To The Belt Tensioner

Ok, this video is pretty nuts and not because something explodes, catches on fire, or crashes, but because get a great look at what exactly happens to a serpentine belt during a drag strip pass with...

Crazy Carnage Videos: Guy Crashes a Top Fuel Bike…A Few Times!

The BangShift.com members come up with some cool stuff, and this time we got tipped by a forum post from user jword2001. He posted the video seen below that shows Top Fuel Motorcycle rider Korry...

The Life and Rocket Propelled Times of Captain Jack McClure, One of Drag Racing’s Most Incredible Performers

In May of 2009, we ran a story about one of the most truly insane drag racing vehicles of all time, the rocket propelled go kart of Florida’s Captain Jack McClure. We wrote the story and...

Watch An LS Powered BMW Equipped With Trick Flow Heads And Other Speed Parts Bust 150 At The Ohio Mile

While the “LS in everything” movement can get tiresome at times and people get annoyed by some of the swaps, we’re pretty sure few people will argue with the idea of jamming an LS...

Fire Breathing Monsters: This Documentary Style Look At NHRA Drag Racing From RED Digital Cinema Is Awesome

Red Digital Cinema makes some insanely awesome cameras and equipment. Chad and I have seen the RED guys at different events this year like the pre-season PRO Winter Warm Up nitro testing session that...

Breaking News: Follow A Dream Racing Team Debuts First 5th Generation Camaro Funny Car Body

It is funny how the cosmos works. At exactly 5:30pm Eastern Standard Time on this date 17 years ago, Jay Blake was involved in an industrial accident that took his sight, his sense of smell, his...

Michigan City Sends Street Outlaws Crew Packing – Crew Says Races Are Fake, Racers Disagree

An interesting story came out of Romulus, Michigan yesterday when city officials rescinded on and earlier agreement with the people behind the Street Outlaws TV show due to safety concerns that...

McLeod Racing Offers $10,000 To 100th Female Professional NHRA Category Winner – Very Cool Bonus!

Anticipation has been running high since Erica Enders-Stevens collected the 99th Wally ever awarded to a female professional racer by the National Hot Rod Association in Houston, Texas. The 100th win...